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The Golden State Warriors faced a devastating defeat against the New Orleans Pelicans, losing 105-141, leaving both fans and players disheartened. In the aftermath, Stephen Curry, the Warriors’ star player, faced the brunt of criticism as fans expressed their dissatisfaction with the team’s performance. This article delves into the reactions of key players, analyzes the game, and explores the team’s perspective on the challenging situation.

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The Defeat: Warriors Struggling at 17-20 Record

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Following the game, the Warriors found themselves amid disappointment, holding a 17-20 record and occupying the 12th seed in the competitive Western Conference. The disheartening loss prompted a cascade of boos from loyal fans, reflecting their frustration with the team’s current standing.

Curry’s Performance: A Struggle on the Court

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Steph Curry, the face of the Golden State Warriors, faced yet another challenging game, concluding with 15 points and a less-than-impressive shooting record (4/13 FG, 3/8 3PT, 4/4 FT). In addition to his 15 points, Curry contributed 1 rebound, 6 assists, and 3 turnovers, showcasing a struggle that mirrored the team’s overall performance.

Steph Curry expressed his disappointment and reacted to the Warriors fans

Player of the Game: Jonas Valančiūnas Dominates

While the Warriors faced adversity, the New Orleans Pelicans’ Jonas Valančiūnas emerged as the standout player, earning the title of Player of the Game. Valančiūnas demonstrated exceptional efficiency with 21 points, shooting 9-13, accompanied by 9 rebounds and 2 assists, contributing significantly to the Pelicans’ decisive victory.

Curry Responds to Fan Disapproval

Acknowledging the fans’ discontent, Curry openly admitted to internalizing the boos. “We are struggling, there’s nothing to cheer about,” he expressed. “Honestly, I’m booing myself, our team in my head because of how we’re playing, so it is what it is,” Curry emphasized the team’s responsibility to give fans something to cheer about, recognizing the need for a turnaround in their performance.

Coach Kerr’s Take: Accepting Fan Criticism

Head coach Steve Kerr did not shy away from acknowledging the appropriateness of the fans’ reaction. “We deserved it, for sure,” Kerr admitted. He attributed the team’s struggles to a lack of confidence, highlighting the importance of belief in overcoming challenges. Kerr acknowledged that the team has entered a phase where confidence has waned, impacting their ability to compete against talented opponents consistently.

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Klay Thompson’s Nonchalant Perspective

In contrast to the intensity of fan reactions, Klay Thompson adopted a nonchalant stance, stating, “I don’t care” about the fans’ boos. He questioned the significance of losing sleep over such reactions, presenting a contrasting viewpoint on how players process fan disapproval.

Looking Ahead: Warriors Prepare for Chicago Bulls

The Warriors, determined to bounce back, face their next challenge against the Chicago Bulls in a Friday night matchup. The upcoming game provides an opportunity for redemption and a chance to rekindle the spirit and confidence that has temporarily eluded the team.

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With the door seemingly closing for Mick Schumacher to join the F1 2025 grid, the Mercedes reserve is being linked with a move across the pond.

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Schumacher spent two years on the Formula 1 grid with Haas off the back of winning the Formula 2 title, but was dropped at the end of 2022 as Haas opted to bring in veteran presence Nico Hulkenberg.

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Schumacher has looked outside of Formula 1 as part of his 2024 racing programme, balancing his Mercedes reserve duties with the World Endurance Championship as part of the Alpine team, but now he is being linked with a new project over in the United States.

Prema Racing, a team which has achieved vast success in the junior categories – including Schumacher’s F2 title which was claimed with the Italian team – has announced that it will join the IndyCar series in 2025, with speculation now swirling that a Schumacher reunion is on the cards.

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Auto Hebdo’s Gonzalo Forbes is widely reported to have made the claim that Schumacher could join Prema’s IndyCar charge, the French publication stating that Prema wants an experienced IndyCar racer and a fresh face from the European scene to form their line-up.

“He has never hidden his ambition to return to single-seaters,” Gonzalo Forbes reported. “The German could unite with the [team boss Rene] Rosin clan again for a possible return to service in IndyCar in 2025.”

For Schumacher, the ambitions to race in F1 again have not fizzled out, but his former team boss at Haas Guenther Steiner feels that if Schumacher does not land a seat for 2025, then his chances of a comeback are likely over.

He told German publication BILD: “If it doesn’t work out next year, it will probably never work out again.

“He has to perform well in the WEC this season – then it can be a stepping stone.

“If he doesn’t race in Formula 1 next year, it will be three years without a cockpit.

“Sure, he was there for two years and is part of the new generation – but what use is that then? It would be extremely difficult if he was completely out for three years.”

Mercedes do have an F1 2025 seat up for grabs with Lewis Hamilton heading for Ferrari, though Schumacher has not been name-dropped among contenders such as Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz and Andrea Kimi Antonelli.

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“We use it as a tool” – Bubba Wallace joins owner Denny Hamlin in NASCAR latest rational decision

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“We use it as a tool” – Bubba Wallace joins owner Denny Hamlin in NASCAR latest rational decision

Ahead of the qualifying in Talladega, Bubba Wallace reacted to NASCAR’s divisive decision to take down the old pylon board. The reason why the governing body decided to take it down was because it was old, so fans could focus more on the big screens facing the grandstand to be informed.

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However, Wallace believes that the pylon board served a bigger purpose than just giving information. When asked about his thoughts on this decision from NASCAR, the #23 driver said that even though he didn’t find himself looking for the board last weekend, it’s still important for them and the fans.

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“I mean, we use it as a tool to see what we’re running, how many laps we’ve left and gives fans something to … you see qualifying, that number, your favorite driver’s number jumps to the top. I think it’s exciting,” Wallace said.

Before Wallace, it was his boss Denny Hamlin who took to his social media account to react to NASCAR deciding to take away the scoring pylon board at Talladega.

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Reacting to a post by journalist Bob Pockrass, Hamlin wrote:

“Well upgrade it then, like every other sporting facility in the world is doing. No-one is taking visual displays away.”

Being one of the most unpredictable racetracks in NASCAR where a driver’s fortunes can change within seconds, Talladega poses a interesting challenge for drivers in terms of how they approach the
race.

For Bubba Wallace, who has won on this racetrack, it’s wise to not get too excited.
“It’s more so just coming in with a calm mindset, just how chaotic it can get, right? Not trying to overdo it, not trying to overstep it, not trying to be a hero. Like I’ve wrecked on lap 10 with a fast car back at the #43. So I know how it feels to be too confident,” Wallace said.

He insisted that for Sunday’s race, he’s trying to come in and not get “too excited.” Previously Wallace has, apart from his historic first win in 2021, zero finishes inside the top-10 and six inside the top-20 at Talladega.

However, despite his past record on the racetrack, Wallace could be a contender to win the upcoming race. The start to the 2024 season has been the best he has ever had in his Cup career, with three finishes inside the top-five and four inside the top-10. He stands ninth on the
points tally.

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Mercedes boss “guilty of talking Kimi Antonelli up too much” after a poor start for the potential Lewis Hamilton replacement

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Toto Wolff feels ‘guilty’ about hyping up Mercedes junior Kimi Antonelli after the latter’s poor F2 debut. The Mercedes team principal has also stated that he is in no hurry to find Lewis Hamilton’s replacement.
Antonelli recently started his F2 career with PREMA, alongside Ferrari junior Oliver Bearman. Unfortunately, they suffered badly during both the Sprint and Feature races at Sakhir. Though Antonelli finished ahead of Bearman in both races, he was still far below expectations, especially considering the team’s prowess in the feeder series.

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Speaking to the media, including Sportskeeda, the Mercedes team boss stated that a top F2 team like PREMA should not be finishing in the second half of the grid.

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“Yeah, a championship-winning team 17th and 18th in Formula 2, that’s not at all where they should be. I think you can look against a Toto Wolff later admitted feeling guilty for heavily ‘talking up’ Kimi
Antonelli as a potential Lewis Hamilton replacement.

He also declared that he is in no hurry to find a new driver for Mercedes team-mate as one of the comparisons. I think Ollie Bearman is a top driver,” Wolff said

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“But I think, like I’ve always said, I’m almost guilty of talking [Antonelli] up too much. We’ll see how the next few races pan out. I’m in no hurry for us to take a decision on drivers. I’ve been rushed in a hurry by Lewis, so this time around I’m going to take it easy and evaluating the market.”

After Lewis Hamilton’s shocking move to Ferrari was announced, many drivers has emerged as his replacement, including Kimi Antonelli.

F1 pundit Alex Jacques dismissed suggestions that Kimi Antonelli could replace Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes after the latter moves to Ferrari in 2025.

Speaking on the Feeder Series podcast, Jacques stated that the Italian youngster would have to dominate the F2 Championship in 2024 to have a small chance of making it to F1 with Mercedes.

“Antonelli would have to completely dominate the [F2] championship to have a chance of starting the 2025 season in that Mercedes team. I just don’t see Wolff putting someone, no matter how good they are, in that situation,” said the F1 pundit.

“You need something to lift that team. That’s either going to have to be a massive name of huge calibre or a mega talent, but I still don’t see Antonelli starting [the season with Mercedes],” added Jacques.

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